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Mehrsprachigkeit aus der Perspektive zweier EU-Projekte

Mehrsprachigkeit aus der Perspektive zweier EU-Projekte

Author: Cornelia Hülmbauer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631608411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Mehrsprachigkeit wirkt auf verschiedensten Ebenen. Innerhalb der EU sind insbesondere Ansprüche sozio-politischer Art augenfällig. Der Band hinterfragt die europäische Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance und Herausforderung für die Wissensgesellschaft. Ausgangspunkt der Beiträge ist ein verbal-Workshop während der 36. Österreichischen Linguistiktagung (Wien, 2008). Dabei tauschten sich mit Wien assoziierte oder eng kooperierende Forschende aus den zwei EU-Großprojekten DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity) und LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence) über erste Ergebnisse aus. Die schriftliche Fassung der Beiträge zeigt die Mehrdimensionalität und die Fragmentiertheit des Konzepts und des Forschungsbereichs Mehrsprachigkeit auf und lädt gleichzeitig zum Überschreiten disziplinärer wie geografischer Grenzen ein.

European Multilingualism

European Multilingualism

Author: Rosita Rindler Schjerve

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Expanding on the results of the EU project LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence), this book pursues a multi-focal approach which elaborates on European Multilingualism as an ongoing process of shaping policy and generating scientific knowledge.

Exploring the Dynamics of Multilingualism

Exploring the Dynamics of Multilingualism

Author: Anne-Claude Berthoud

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027271372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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This book addresses the meanings and implications of multilingualism and its uses in a context of rapid changes, in Europe and around the world. All types of organisations, including the political institutions of the European Union, universities and private-sector companies must rise to the many challenges posed by operating in a multilingual environment. This requires them, in particular, to make the best use of speakers’ very diverse linguistic repertoires. The contributions in this volume, which stem from the DYLAN research project financed by the European Commission as part of its Sixth Framework Programme, examine at close range how these repertoires develop, how they change and how actors adapt skilfully the use of their repertoires to different objectives and conditions. These different strategies are also examined in terms of their capacity to ensure efficient and fair communication in a multilingual Europe. Careful observation of actors’ multilingual practices reveals finely tuned communicational strategies drawing on a wide range of different languages, including national languages, minority languages and lingue franche. Understanding these practices, their meaning and their implications, helps to show in what way and under what conditions they are not merely a response to a problem, but an asset for political institutions, universities and business.

Handbook of Business Communication

Handbook of Business Communication

Author: Gerlinde Mautner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501500640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 711

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In spite of the day-to-day relevance of business communication, it remains underrepresented in standard handbooks and textbooks on applied linguistics. The present volume introduces readers to a wide variety of linguistic studies of business communication, ranging from traditional LSP approaches to contemporary discourse-based work, and from the micro-level of lexical choice to macro-level questions of language policy and culture.

Standard Languages and Multilingualism in European History

Standard Languages and Multilingualism in European History

Author: Matthias Hüning

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027200556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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Explores the roots of Europe's struggle with multilingualism. This book argues that, over the centuries, the pursuit of linguistic homogeneity has become a central aspect of the mindset of Europeans. It offers an overview of the emergence of a standard language ideology and its relationship with ethnicity, territorial unity and social mobility

The Discursive Construction of European Identities

The Discursive Construction of European Identities

Author: Michał Krzyżanowski

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631610467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book looks at the discursive construction of European identities in a variety of institutional and non-institutional contexts and through a variety of social and political actors. Its multilevel and interdisciplinary approach - rooted in the Discourse-Historical tradition of Critical Discourse Analysis - allows for a comparison of identity constructions at different levels of Europe's social and political organisation and in different modes of communication. The book analyses discourses as diverse as those of the EU politicians, of Europe's national media as well as of migrants living in Europe. It offers a set of integrated models and analytical procedures which bring to the fore the inherent dynamism and complexity of both 'bottom-up' and 'top-down' European identity constructions.

Facets of Globalisation

Facets of Globalisation

Author: Holger Rossow

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783825367077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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For many years, ‘anglistik & englischunterricht’ has been devoted to the exploration of a wide range of questions within the field of British and American culture and the teaching of culture. The objective of the first volume on globalisation is to provide a diverse approach to the problem area of globalisation, which, perhaps more than any other issue, needs to be addressed from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives. It is, however, also self-evident that the number of specific questions to be covered within the scope of this volume is necessarily very limited and cannot serve as a systematic introduction to a problem area that, by definition, defies any such endeavour. Therefore, the publication offers a selection of contributions from linguistic, literary, film and cultural studies with a partly strong focus on teaching on secondary and tertiary levels. The volume should offer valuable insights not only for teachers at schools and universities but also for the interested public.

Language, Hegemony and the European Union

Language, Hegemony and the European Union

Author: Glyn Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319334165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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This book critically examines the European Union’s “Unity in Diversity” mantra with regard to language. It uses a theoretical framework based on hegemony both as a system and as a relationship. Operating within sociolinguistics, the book replaces the notion of ideology in poststructuralist thought with that of hegemony. The authors argue that forging unity across language communities contradicts the tenets of classical liberal theory. Global neo-liberalism influences this orthodoxy, shifting the parameters of power and political control. Over nine chapters, the authors cover topics such as globalization and social change, justice, governance and education. The book will be of interest to sociolinguists, political scientists, sociologists, as well as scholars of language and globalization and European studies.

Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca

Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca

Author: Yasemin Bayyurt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110395402

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 270

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The aim of this edited volume is to examine how current theories and principles underlying English as a Lingua Franca studies contribute to research on present pedagogical practices in ELF contexts. The book provides useful insights into pedagogical practices in different ELF settings and knowledge on the pedagogy-policy relationship in terms of ELF.

Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces

Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces

Author: Johann W. Unger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441144843

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Multilingual encounters have been commonplace in many types of institutions, and have become an essential part of supranational institutions such as the EU since their inception. This volume explores and discusses different ways of researching the discursive dimension of these encounters, and critically examines their relevance to policy, politics and society as a whole. This includes institutions at the local, regional and supranational level. Multilingualism in institutions is currently often seen as an obstacle rather than an opportunity, at least with respect to European public and private spheres. The volume asks: - exactly how is multilingualism conceptualized and talked about in different institutions? - how do different institutions 'deal' with multilingualism, both internally and externally? - what are the policy making rules and challenges for the future for various institutions with respect to multilingualism?

Analyzing Genres in Political Communication

Analyzing Genres in Political Communication

Author: Piotr Cap

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027271488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Featuring contributions by leading specialists in the field, the volume is a survey of cutting edge research in genres in political discourse. Since, as is demonstrated, “political genres” reveal many of the problems pertaining to the analysis of communicative genres in general, it is also a state-of-the-art addition to contemporary genre theory. The book offers new methodological, theoretical and empirical insights in both the long-established genres (speeches, interviews, policy documents, etc.), and the modern, rapidly-evolving generic forms, such as online political ads or weblogs. The chapters, which engage in timely issues of genre mediatization, hybridity, multimodality, and the mixing of discursive styles, come from a broad range of perspectives spanning Critical Discourse Studies, pragmatics, cognitive psychology, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and media studies. As such, they constitute essential reading for anyone seeking an interdisciplinary yet coherent research agenda within the vast and complex territory of today’s forms of political communication.

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317576501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 638

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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of the important and rapidly developing field of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Forty-one chapters from leading international scholars cover the central theories, concepts, contexts and applications of CDS and how they have developed, encompassing: approaches analytical methods interdisciplinarity social divisions and power domains and media. Including methodologies to assist those undertaking their own critical research of discourse, this Handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Critical Discourse Analysis within English Language and Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies and related areas.